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Old 04-28-2011, 01:34 PM   #76
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Re: I think I've decided on a build "theme"

look in the classifieds on this forum, or post an add on this forum WTB or wanted to buy , clean set of doors and fenders to be shipped or in your area
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:18 PM   #77
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My first round of purchased parts showed up today.

Some of the parts include a new gauge cluster with a 5000 rpm tach. A new tilt steering column for an automatic transmission, new vent windows and various patch panels as well as some other small parts.

Yay! As soon as I get some gas for my welder, I will be able to start replacing rusted parts.






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Old 05-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #78
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Re: I think I've decided on a build "theme"

The dash cluster looks awesome,but why is the font on the numbers different than factory?
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:36 PM   #79
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Not sure why the font is different. It isn't night and day but it is different.

The original looks like it's a little bit more bold.

Here they are side by side.


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Old 05-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #80
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It's the new reproduction lenses..they all look that way.

Nice parts!
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #81
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that cluster looks sweet!
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #82
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If you didn't get them today, I'd say tomorrow you should have some torsion boxes and end caps.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:19 AM   #83
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Thanks Ray.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #84
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LOOKING good....i am trying to rebuild my vent wings....what a pain in the butt, i should have just bought them !! LOL
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #85
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Awesome build so far !
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #86
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More goodies in the driveway when I got home! My garage is quickly running out of room.

Thanks Ray aka 1949gmc.

Torsion boxes and caps.



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Old 05-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #87
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being triplus those hopefully will fit well!
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #88
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hi what are the part #s for the end caps and torsion boxes? and where are they from ive been looking for them thanks
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:07 PM   #89
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I agree. There's a chance of rain the next 3 days so I might have to wait. I want to get a picture of her standing beside it in the "before" stage and another picture after it is completed. I just told my wife that if I die, I want this to be my daughter's truck.
Great quote! That way the wife can never make you sell it!!! LOL
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:56 PM   #90
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No picture worthy updates.
I ordered the body bushing kit and it was on backorder for 3 weeks. It came in the other day so I opened it up yesterday so I could put the new radiator support back on so I could mount the fenders and then rehang the doors so I could get the tub correctly braced before I start cutting panels out. The full body bushing kit comes with everything BUT the nuts and bolts. I ordered those last night so, once those come in I hope to have a real update on my progress.

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:32 PM   #91
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I finally made a tiny bit of progress. Nothing has been easy so far. I purchased the entire brake system and the booster and master cylinder should be here tomorrow or Thursday.

The bolts holding the rear wheel cylinder on are, pretty much, not coming out. I'm going to take a grinder to them in the next few days. The brake hoses that NAPA gave me were the wrong hoses so I have to take them back tomorrow.

After all of that, I managed to get 1 front rotor, caliper, wheel bearing, seals and set of pads on today. I could have gotten the other side done but I spent about 45 minutes cleaning the spindle. It took a scraper and lots of scrubbing.

Here's the picture of my tiny bit of progress.

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:46 PM   #92
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brakes are fun! looks great man
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:24 PM   #93
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I've gotten a few more parts in the last few days. My main focus right now is the brakes. My brake system is pretty well shot. I'm going through the entire system and replacing every part of the brakes. I've got all of the front lines and in the next day or so I'll get all of the rear lines. I continue to get my butt kicked by the bolts holding the passenger's side wheel cylinder on.

Here are a couple of pictures of some of the new and used parts.

Big block frame stands, clam shells and motor mounts. The frame stands and clamshells are courtesy of t korinek. I just spent the last 2 hours cleaning and degreasing them. I painted one side of them. I'll post a picture of them after they're cleaned up. The mounts are new from GMC Pauls.


I got a booster, master cylinder, proportioner valve and the front brake hoses from NAPA. I've already got the rotors caliper and new bearings and seals.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #94
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Just use a 6 sided socket on the wheel cylinder bolts, tighten until they break off, which wont be much. Your tossing them anyway.
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I FINALLY got the rear wheel cylinder off and the rear brakes put back together. So far, I've got the passenger's side brakes complete with the exception of the hard lines.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #96
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The long weekend was good for me and progress on the Blazer. I was able to get the engine and transmission out. I got the passenger's side brakes done. I got the booster and master cylinder off and I got the car spun around so I can work on the driver's side brakes.

Here's right after I pulled the engine and transmission. It was a mess.


Here's my helper after the engine and transmission were pulled.



Here's the Blazer after I spun it around on dollies. Hopefully, she won't end up on the Price is Right... I had to straighten up some.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #97
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I also cleaned up the big block motor mounts and painted them.

Here's the before and after.

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Old 05-30-2011, 07:43 PM   #98
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Good progress. Yes, my two little girls like to ham it up for the camera too
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:28 AM   #99
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Great progress. Looking good.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #100
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Yay! Drop spindles came in today. Tie rods (inner and outer) came in yesterday. Now all I need is time to start cleaning the frame up some and putting new parts on.
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